21st of March world-wide day against RACISM

21st of March

Hi everyone.

Why today?

Today is the international day AGAINST RACISM. Yes. Sadly 2019 and we still have to deal with racism.

Rosa Parker did not live in vain. Martin Luther King had a dream that still is not reality, because still today people discriminate because of the color of the skin. Such a shame!

And people still go on speaking about races! How comes! Even Luca Cavalli Sforza, scientifically proved that it is impossible and very wrong also from the scientific point of view to speak about races in plural. There is only ONE HUMAN RACE, only one. We all come from the same group, we descend all from same anchestors. And even in the DNA we are all alike. We are all big mixtures.

So sad.

And as a consquence of this racism we face terrorist events like the one in New Zealand where 50 innocent people lost their lives because of a crazy white supremacist terrorist!

We are all one big family in this planet, called humanity!

And it is such a shame that people hide behind religion to justify killings.

All religions speak about love and peace. Terrorist have no religion! No one is allowed to kill in the name of a faith! Because all religions say it very clearly: killing is a crime, a crime against humanity!

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And I love the responsa #Jacinda #Arden gave as New Zealand Prime Minister.

We do not even have to pronounce the name of the terrorists. They must not become famous, as they would like to be. Who we must remember name by name are the victims. Children, innocent lives taken in the name of what? Madness.

As Martin Luther King was saying, we must all learn to live as brothers, as we are, or we will all perish as fools.

So the message today is to stop discriminating: we are all equal!

All the same in dignity and respect we must give and get!

No one should consider himself superior! There is no superior religion. No right and wrong religion. No one is pure and the others impure. We are ALL EQUAL!

True equality!

Stop judging! Each person is doing his personal pathway of growth. And faith is something that cannot be forced or imposed.

Faith should just be shown in our life as an example: we must be good people.

We will all be judged in the end about the love we had given. Nothing else matters. Nor the money, nor the power, nor the cars or the jewels.

Love.

And today is also the international day of poetry.

And not just this, today our brothers in India, and not just in India, celebrate the festivity of HOLI. The festivity of colors!

So happy Holi to everyone celebrating it!

Life is beautiful because of its colors.

And we all have the right to live and shine in this world. Same rights. Same dignity. Same respect!

And remember all, life is short: we must live it in the name of love. Nothing else matters!

Stop chasing material things.

Start giving. Because true happiness comes from giving.

Today give a smile, give your positive energy and vibes to the planet.

We must start making a better world with ourselves.

Put away all negativity and anger. Forgivness. Start anew with a fresh new hope, that if we all spread the light we can fight this darkness of racism and discriminations and hate!

A big hug to you all.

Melt your heart. Do not keep it closed and hardened.

Open it! Let the light and beauty of love come in. Forgive who hurts you. Love must be stronger than hate. No revenge. Love. Love and love only.

Every moment that goes away is time that will never come back. Life is so short.

Do not waste your hours in anger. Forgive. Forget. Build bonds of love. With everyone and especially those who hate who are the ones who need love the most. Remind them that only in love we can find true peace. Only loving we can be truly happy and give a real meaning to our existence.

And I am so ashamed about my current government here in Italy. Racist. Crazy.

Please spread messages worldwide. Salvini is the one who must go home, not the poor immigrants who arrive here escaping from war and hunger!

And we have European elections in May. Today we are all with European flags.

Because we must stay in Europe. And our Europe is not the Europe of Orban, is nto the Europe that Putin dreams to control. Is the Europe of rights and freedom. Is the Europe of true democracy where journalists are not put in jail because of what they say and because they speak the truth. Is the Europe where a couple where two men love each other has the right of holding hands and being together in a marriage. Rainbow families exist. And not like in Russian repressions and killings in Cecenia …

Europe is and should be the home for human rights for all. Because there should be no discriminations and free true democracy ruling each country. Not dictatorships run by power and corruptions and mafia.

So please we all must stop together these far right extremists and movements who want to go agains women rights, against human rights, against the environment and the planet.

The world is our home.

We all must stand to make it a better place in the name of love that must unite us, and not separate us. Unite us and not discirminate.

All together, no matter the color of the skin, the sex or the sexual orientation, the faith.

WE ARE ALL EQUAL.

And we must start building a better place to live from today. Today we must start a big fight against this increasing racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia….

Love. Peace.

WE ARE JUST ONE

And even in our little realities we must put in practice this true equality, every day.

We must be the change we would like to see in the world.

Now!

Life is now!

 

Stay strong in the name of LOVE

A big hug to all

Take care

 

Barbara

 

 

 

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Dress with honesty

Dear readers,

here I am again.

In a grey, rainy day here in Florence, Italy.

We are living in a quite delicate moment in history. Lots of things, mostly bad, happening around the globe.

And I just would like to make a sad comparison between my country Italy, and US.

Yes, because we are having political elections on the 4th of March 2018, and I do not want to see happening the same thing that American people have faced in United States with Trump election.

Yes. The situation is not too different for some aspects.

We have elections for the parliament and the other chamber, in Italy we have two different chambers, and a quite complicated legislation system: laws need to pass first in one chamber, then in the other one before complete approval.

And on the 4th of March also, the party who will get more seats will be also in charge of forming the new government that will be in charge for another 5 years deciding the direction of our country not only for inner regulations but also concerning our position in Europe and in the world with the international global market and decisions.

It is very scary.

Because we just face here a rise back of Fascism, yes, you heard well, people who miss those horrible years of our history, when we were allied of the Nazi.

Fortunately not everyone. And we managed in the past to get the Republic and a true democracy and freedom, with loss of lives to defend people rights and principles of equality, free press, free speech. But now it seems it was done for nothing because people want to lose all that and miss the dictatorship.

I think the news of what is happening here in these days are spread worldwide.

Breafly.

There is a huge hate spread around due to immigration and fear spread with fake news of invasions from African countries. Actually in total here arrived in these last years just the 0,83% of our population, so not an invasion at all! But far right parties have spoken of threat for security and so on.

Saying 600.000 people, while in reality the numbers are much lower, around 400.000 spread in years, so as I said for a total of 0,83% of our population.

And generally speaking in Italy we have an average of 8% of “strangers” in our population, it means living here people also coming from European countries, which is not a huge number after all. And personally I am in favour of anyone. I have lived myself 4 years in London and more than one year in Paris and no one has ever really discriminated me for working there, for being manager of a shop, or directing a whole supermarket department … Here in Italy there are now crazy people who even think that immigrants steal jobs! Madness!

Also these racists far right extremists also do not consider that there is a huge difference between immigrants and people who are born here, live here, study and grow here, have family here, will live here. And still we haven’t been able to make a law been approved about them, the so called Ius Solis, which is for giving citizenship to the people who are actually Italian because speak Italian, live here, are born here, or arrived here when little, study here, work here, have family here, friends, and want a future here. It is very unfair that these persons who are Italian, are not recognized yet as Italian citizens and have to wait till when 18 years old for long burocracy procedures to obtain the citizenship.

Going back to the recent news.

A girl was found dead, chopped and put in two suitcases. She was drug addicted. A Nigerian illegal immigrant was found guilty of hiding the body. Still not sure about what happened. But the spread of hate was so huge that a member of the far right Lega (Salvini leader) party decided to take a car, a gun, and go around the city where this happened (Macerata city) and shot 6 innocent people just because they had black colored skin.

The problem is that the political party of Salvini did not fire this person, who now is in jail, they did not completely condemned it but justified him and people praised him, saying that there are too many immigrants. And this is so awful.

This is very serious. We are having a true threat to our democracy, to the costitutional principles of human equality and we cannot accept discriminations of any kind and this hate spread is just madness.

Reading the news there are lots of more Italian persons involved in horrible murders and facts like rapes and so on than immigrants, but in this climate of elections, these crazy far right fascists racists just think all the fault has to be found in immigration.

So I wrote this article for everyone to help us spread a true message of democracy and equality principles. I do not want a Mr Trump like to be elected here, to start deportations of immigrants, and to praize white people! We are all the same. Skin color does not define a person!

Also there is something very bad happened: that crazy guy also shot our party building in that city (Macerata), and what’s more, there is a hacker who entered yesterday in our political party of Florence (The Partito Democratico, PD, of Florence), and they put on the web all the names of our members, so even mine, with sensible data like the address and phone numbers.

They want to threat democracy. They want to win elections on fear. This is not a fair way to do political campaigns.

And also there are so many fake news spread around.

There is another political party that is quite scary the Movimento 5 stelle, where there is Luigi Di Maio leader who is just a mask. It is a private society. So here as well, no democracy! A private society that controls the party in the name of Davide Casaleggio, the owner of the society. So not a party where citizens are free in decisions or democratically organised. This man, Davide Casaleggio controls everything. People will pay 300 euros each. It has a web platform called Rousseau where they made people vote for the leader Luigi Di Maio, but actually it was not a secret vote, as it should be. Because of the platform, Davide Casaleggio can track every voter, even months after it remains the track. So where is democracy if citizens have no real privacy of vote? And the party is not like ours, democratically organised. It is a private society! Also Davide Casaleggio lied about it and actually about his position. They also create lots of fake news and spread them on social networks. They lie to people. They have put in the lists a man who was caught dancing with the Spada clan, mafia people! And the people of their party who are in charge now of cities like Rome and Turin just show the incapability of governament.

Just some last conclusions.

We as a party, PD, Partito Democratico, believe in honesty.

This elections campaign is not made in the name of honesty by other parites. And with hate spread and insults and continous fake news also about our party!

There is the risk for our economy, they want to go out of the European Union. There is a huge risk for democracy and people rights and equality.

And hate is huge. People shout and incourage fear and spread fake news about everything.

Thanks for reading me.

I would need all your moral support.

It is a very tough time and I really do not want to face the same horror America is facing with Trump elections.

The far right, Berlusconi party (who is together with Salvini), they have in their program a law that will make poor people and rich ones pay the same taxes! (flat tax) completely unfair and not constitutional! It is like Trump cutting rich people taxes.

We must stop all this before it is too late!

Thanks again to you all.

Take care

Barbara